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What does Joint Management Body (JMB) / Management Corporation (MC)

of Stratified Properties NEED?


With the introduction of the Building and Common Property
(Maintenance and Management) Act 2007 Act 663, a JMB or MC
must be formed - comprising unit owners and the developer - to
manage and maintain the common property. The first essential
step for the JMB/MC is to appraise the current condition of the
building especially the common property areas in regards to
defects so as to ensure that defects are fixed and made good
UPON the commencement of the Duties of the JMB/MC.
Importantly, it gives the new JMB/MC a clean slate of building
accounts to carry out its duties effectively.
THE COMMON PROPERTY AREAS COMMON PROBLEMS Defects in Common property areas e.g.

external walls, balconies, air-cond ledges, planter boxes, service ducts, swimming pool & pumps,
roofing, corridor ceilings, lights, doors, windows, back of house rooms etc. may go unreported. If
regular maintenance is not done they are extremely costly to fix; and it usually means having to utilize
the sinking fund which in reality is your money.
Building Cracks Facade
Roof, Gutter
Water Seepage from top to lower level of the Rain Water Down Pipe Leaks - lower
carpark, balcony, bathroom etc
unit is facing the problem
Road, Driveways, Drainage
Slopes, Retaining Wall
Ground Settlement

The Building Condition Status Audit Inspection & Report will provide a
formal independent report containing a comprehensive photographic record of
identified defects and advice on remedying the defects.
The formal audit enables the Committee to establish a record of the existing
condition of the building for purposes of proper maintenance management and
 Facilitates the setting up of a Sinking Fund Maintenance and Management
Plan to anticipate costs, expenses and accessibility issues
 Helps resolve unreported and unresolved patent and latent defects found
in Common Property Areas
 Owners are more likely to pay their maintenance charges when provided a
report and record of maintenance work
 Minimises disputes amongst the Owners/Residents and property manager
on refurbishment/renovation that are needed for upgrading of the building
Because of the vicious cycle of non-payments of service charges which leads
to lack of funds for proper Maintenance, Repairs and Replacements, Health
and Safety maintenance issues are left unchecked and defects are undetected
or left unattended that would endanger the safety and well-being of its
residents. This is a major property time-bomb that needs to be addressed by
all concerned parties.
Fortunately, Architect Centre is here to help....

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